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NY: New Advice on Eating Fish from State Waterways


New York conservation officials have updated the advice they give people about the safety of eating fish from the state's waterways.

Among this year's changes is the addition of the Lewiston Reservoir in Niagara County and part of the Beaver River in Lewis County to the advisory list. And there are changes in the fish species included in advisories for four Adirondack waters: Fall Lake in Hamilton County; Francis Lake in Lewis County; Schroon Lake in Warren and Essex counties; and Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain.

There's also new guidance on eating fish and crabs from the Hudson River and avoiding eating fish or coming in contact with the water during blue-green algal blooms.

Most warnings involve contamination with chemicals, including mercury and PCBs.

The details are online at www.health.ny.gov/fish.

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